Papuan students receive US scholarships

Originally published in Jakarta Post | Friday, September 16 2016 | 01:01 pm The American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF) and PT Freeport Indonesia agreed on Thursday to provide scholarships for students from Papua and West Papua to study at community colleges in the US for two semesters through the Community College Initiative (CCI) program. Freeport…

Police, TNI, in pursuit of killer of teacher in Papua

Shocking news from Jakarta Post The National Police are stepping up the hunt for the gunman in a mysterious shooting that left a teacher dead in Mulia district, Puncak Jaya, Papua on Monday. “We’re paying [the case] special attention and our personnel remain on alert. There are at least three Mobile Brigade [Brimob] battalions deployed to…

Indonesian government to investigate Korean palm oil giant over burning in Papua

Some supporters of Free West Papua campaign have used the issues of Korindo’s palm oil plantation to defame Indonesia as if Indonesian government both local Papuan government and central government were responsible for the deforestation. In fact, the government of Indonesia according to the Ministry of Environment has sent a team to investigate the case. Please…

Preserving biodiversity for a prosperous Papua

This good news is reported by ANTARA News. If you want to know more about ICBE, please visit ICBE PAPUA The Agirway dancers of Papua performed the exquisite Ballads of Cendrawasih (Birds of Paradise) dance, marking the opening of an International Conference on Biodiversity, Eco-Tourism and Creative Economy (ICBE), and showcasing Papuas famed biodiversity. Indonesias easternmost…

Free West Papua Movement vs Progressive Developments in Papua

The following article is taken from Antara News by Ahmad Sabir*) originally published in April 2016. The writer illustrates the competing narratives between separatist Free West Papua Movement and Indonesia’s democratic progressive developments. In one side, Free West Papua gives empty hope and zero effort in helping West Papuan to improve their social and economic conditions.…